Published by Candlewick
Summary: This collection of haiku looks at different aspects of the universe including constellations, astronomers, stars, the sun, all the planets (even Pluto!), moons, comets, and asteroids. Each poem is supported with mixed media art to show various spacescapes. Includes additional information for each section, a glossary, a reading list, and a list of online resources. 48 pages; grades 2-6.
Pros: This book will appeal to many different types of readers: poets (a great intro to haiku), scientists, and artists. The illustrations are awe-inspiring and will fire up kids’ imaginations about the wonders of space.
Cons: I wish someone had come up with a slightly more imaginative title than the hackneyed “Out of This World”.